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i mean if you were. the fierce confrontation between the egyptian army and the muslim brotherhood it turns a bloody more than seventy people are confirmed dead in cairo clashes with each camp blaming the other for inciting violence. and other stories that shape the week here on our t.v. still transit limbo for edward snowden he's waiting for paperwork that me allowing him to leave a moscow airport and fresh threats from washington. and the daunting legacy of the war in iraq so you can file into the country momentum july now the deadliest month this year. oh. thanks for tuning in the salary watching the weekly right here on r
t m two c. catherine of well we begin in egypt where the confrontation between the military on the muslim brotherhood has intensified clashes between the supporters of deposed president morsi and the security forces on saturday have resulted in the deadliest violence since the military had taken power now official figures put the number of those killed at more than seventy meanwhile the muslim brotherhood says another sixty people are currently on life support are true has been following the events in cairo i went to the city where the clashes took place which is in a place called diagnosis sixty if you can on which is from here where i'm standing in a hurry square. because rocks and pools of blood said leading up to wards this sixteen when supporters of mohamed morsi when reading off to this said very fine and knights and medics was scrubbing the floors of the bodies had been basically stacked up in piles any place they could find. they told me meanwhile people were
still being treated for injuries late into the often noon and funeral prayers were housed now in the ministry of interior denies the claims from these supposed to move and they fired on protesters they say they have never shot at a protester they only used tear gas to basically dispersed this city in which had stretched to far away from there about the way mosque where the system is taking place they also said they would now launch a kind of campaign on the religious extremism and work together with the military to disperse to maintain so here in the capital at this mosque and also at cairo university and the people in these it seems i expect it to mean they're not going anywhere so we're really seeing quite a tense atmosphere where we've got people here into here is celebrating the ouster of morsi very much supporting the military and all of its actions at the security forces well meanwhile people are mourning the loss of their loved ones in the city
in just a few kilometers away. and the blame game for who's responsible for the carnage in cairo gains momentum the divisions in the country are deeper than ever and i morsy activists really believe the muslim brotherhood is exaggerating the casualty figures to convince their foreign allies that they are in need of help against a military. one did expect people who were in. the government and they all the egyptian people did not accept that. we did not accept that it is him we did not accept the fascism we did not accept it what do you expect from losers of course they're trying to justify their trying to pull of to the two of course their supporters the united states for how. we will never ever let anyone in defeat in our country if they accept the. americans except that some people will go and shoot soldiers in the pentagon we will accept there was
a number of others to shoot our soldiers in military establishment. meanwhile mon al causes a spokesperson for the muslim brotherhood in the united kingdom says that there is no doubt the military had inside of the violence by attacking those who exercise their rights to peacefully protest. i personally do not want any violence there my family my friends everyone i love them i care out for they are that exercising their legitimate charge of freedom of expression and they should be protected the military should not be on the streets the military should be back in the barracks the minister should not be interfering in politics the military this is not the old gentleman the c.c. with all due respect to him is an appointed minister of defense the people did not choose him and no he thinks he has given them some supercool secure powers to be able to decide what the will of the people is what does the hold one knows what the one of the people is through the institution of the rock or the croods that is what
we're seeing that is a hard job of the people's will and the people do not want any form of violence people just want peace for the peace of protests people want this friday protest peacefully with them on the roads meanwhile the army is starting to act on its promise to bring an end to what it's called terrorism in egypt a large scale counter extremist operation has been launched on the sinai peninsula bordering with israel now this comes amid a spike in attacks on soldiers and policemen there in the wake of morsi is ousting our middle east correspondent paula slayer has the details what we do know is that the egyptian military has closed all interns says in and out of the sinai it's launched a forty eight hour operation to deal with a sudden increase in the number of islamicist operating the information that we have is that there have been violent clashes in the area this way is not only santa there but also in areas like elevation of the villages in the surrounding area these clashes between the army and extremists that have been operating there for
quite some time now let me remind you that the situation in sinai has been on rooty if a since the overthrow of the former egyptian president hosni mubarak and since then we've witnessed an increase in these kind of attacks these kind of violent acts happening in the sinai but we're hearing from the army as that there are at least five hundred extremists. militants operating in an area of square kilometers now the army says that they are heavily armed it says that they could use civilians in those areas as human shields and at the same time the army has deployed both its if force and on the ground troops who are heavily armed muslim brotherhood supporters off taking up arms and i'll go into the sinai where there are joining these islamist groups from the on we hearing that they've been fired on that they have been attacked by these extremist elements more than sixty bedwyn tribes signed a memorandum that they support the gyptian army and that this is
a support for the egyptian people they're trying to put some kind of order there but the situation is merely continuing to descend into chaos. of course we'll be keeping you updated on the situation in egypt right here on our team for the latest developments as well as a full timeline of events photos and witness accounts as well as expert opinion and also log onto our web site r.t. problem. there's been a fresh round of diplomatic wrangling over edward snowden between russia and the united states this as the world expected the fugitive whistleblower to leave a moscow airport earlier this week the former n.s.a. contractor has been stranded in the transit zone there for a month now currently waiting for moscow's decision on his temporary asylum request artie's lindsey france recaps the twists and turns in the snowden saga. the world's media and u.s. law enforcement may not be chasing edward snowden from country to country at this point but there is plenty of chasing going on at the airport and there's no sign of
it slowing down as the weeks passed the kremlin has stuck to its guns on allowing snowden to stay as long as he does not harm the united states by disclosing any more information tension mounted wednesday when reports emerge that snowden's russian advisor anatoly. was en route to share the metro airports terminal with documents allowing snowden's temporary release from the transit zone while his asylum bed is considered but he showed up toting a brown paper bag filled with nothing more than new clothes and a few copies of russian classics translated to english along with some rather dismal news for snowden the paperwork was delayed. it was in waiting mode now we can all imagine how he feels being unaware of what's ahead of him and whether he'll get a yes or no answer from the russian authorities and the procedures can take up to three months anyway he's very grateful to russia which didn't abandon him and to the people who were trying to help him needless to say snowden was nowhere in sight
for the media's hungry lenses meanwhile the game of diplomatic ping pong gets better and better while russia allows snowden's remain in the transit zone the white house demands he's returned without delay the kremlin returns the volley by pointing out the absence of an extradition treaty with washington u.s. ambassador to russia then takes to twitter claiming they're not asking for extradition just to return russia points out the absence of an international law requiring a return secretary of state john kerry call snowden a traitor to his country russia states part of the reason for sheltering snowden is worried that he could face capital punishment it's then that u.s. attorney general eric holder penned a letter to russia's justice ministry no torture no execution russia points the fact that snowden has been stripped of his passport he can't travel to which. holder scrambles to offer a temporary pass for for direct travel to the secure embrace of american law enforcement the kremlin is unmoved while the white house asks for clarification on
snowden status i think edward snowden has really been in many ways a hero and he has sacrificed his entire future i think as an american how much it's clear he loves this country he will never again see the golden gate bridge or the blue ridge mountains or the grand canyon all the things that we americans take for granted other irons in the fire congress accelerated a bill applying sanctions to any country offering asylum to edward snowden and some hawkish senators are calling for everything from a change of venue for september's g twenty summit in st petersburg to a boycott by the u.s. olympic team of the twenty fourteen winter games in sochi outside the states there are plenty of people lining up to make sure snowden is not thrown to the washington wolves anytime soon these important people from whatever government can say i think my government has been doing wrong and has been breaching people's human rights and i need to apply for asylum in order to be able to speak about it is while all sides
battle it out back and forth back and forth where is there querrey he's quietly hanging out in duty free or possibly thumbing through his new copy of dostoyevsky's crime and punishment back at sheremetyevo airport in moscow lindsay france are. just by washington's promises that snowden will not face the death penalty and he would still be tried for espionage for viewing the scope and the details of america's surveillance program more now for marty's again education by relentlessly going after whistleblowers here we picked some of the most notable ones the us government is sending a message this is what's going to happen to you if you speak out even if you think you're doing it for the public good even if the public things you did the right thing in edward snowden's case fifty five percent of. consider him a whistle blower not a traitor and yet even as many americans are thinking to snowden for greater awareness about the government's blatant snooping on millions of absolutely innocent people snowden still had to flee the country so was not to share the fate
of his fellow whistleblowers had he state he would have been in jail facing life in prison or maybe even the death penalty the example of bradley manning is right there the twenty five year old u.s. army private bradley manning has been in custody for three years now and is facing more than one hundred fifty years in jail many leaked documents and videos that exposed war crimes committed by the u.s. the military judge has recently ruled that mending still has to face the most serious charge the charge of aiding the enemy despite many claims that he's sole intent was to make the public more aware of the cost of war the human cost and other whistleblower former cia analyst john king also thought he was doing the right thing when he spoke about the cia's torture practices and became the first government official who confirmed waterboarding at one time to get out who was the head of the cia's counterterrorism operations in pakistan father of five kids out who is now in jail serving his two and a half years sentence former n.s.a.
employees william binney and thomas drake were very close to jail time after they separately blew the whistle on the government's massive surveillance program which they saw as ineffective an illegal needless to say their careers were destroyed edward snowden's revelations have only confirmed would be drake had been saying for years but possibly unlike binney and drake snowden has also made public indisputable proof of the existence of the programs i had the chance to interview three of these men john kiriakou william binney and thomas drake they talked to me about what it's like being targeted by the u.s. government take a listen to your in itself is control and what people will do when they're fearful as they were be you will begin to censor themselves so much of what's happening now particular my case gets sent extraordinarily chilling message that anybody i was a senior executive the government had a very high position and say. it sends that extraordinarily chilling message that
if you speak out if you speak up we're going to hammer you and we're going to hammer you hard because look what we did to mr drake the court is supposed to protect the constitution all these all these people in government take an oath to defend the constitution and they're not living up to their oath of office i never believed i would be going to prison under a president obama never. that's been i think my biggest disappointment the classified documents that daniel ellsberg leaked four decades ago revealed that the u.s. government had lied about the vietnam war and those revelations contributed to the erosion of public support for the war daniel ellsberg was the first whistle blower who was charged under the espionage act the government went after him with all he had wiretapped in without a court warrant broke into his therapist's office trying to find something to discredit him with the judge dismissed all charges against ellsberg due to the gross government misconduct and illegal evidence gathering today daniel ellsberg
stands in support of all these whistleblowers arguing had he been charged today he would have most probably gone to jail in washington i'm going to check out and as always we're eager to hear your views on the stories that we cover here every day it's a lot on to our web site r t dot com and let us know if you think that russia should grant edward snowden temporary asylum. nobody chooses to be homeless no one chooses to be in our sorrow. is the world for the show to. get in the six pm get out six p. six a. they were. trained in school. to get me the class because. there is no word against the word.
it's tough to think about. the speech and to know that many may not have only been the last two should never be but they're also due to foreclosures that never should have. welcome back well this week the syrian national council met with the un security council and had agreed to take part in the long awaited peace conference but only
if president bashar al assad agrees to a transitional government now the rebel group also met with the u.s. secretary of state to urge the white house to speed up the arms shipments to the assad forces with promises that the weapons would not fall into the wrong hands but the pledge as common as divisions within the opposition deepen as artie's paul scott reports the former allies may soon become sworn enemies. while the opposition are united in their desire to overthrow president bashar al assad that seems to be where their similarity ends the syrian national coalition is the umbrella group recognized internationally as the legitimate representative of the syrian people but they don't represent all factions opposed to a sad one group operating out of their control for example is the al qaeda linked al nusra front the coalition say they've hijacked the revolution or they've been classed by many in the west as a terrorist organization elsewhere a separate syrian group affiliated to al qaida helped facilitate a jailbreak in iraq over the weekend freeing high ranking al qaida operatives
infiltrated by foreign fighters are mysteries agenda seems separate from out of the coalition and it's even led to infighting one f.s.a. commander was killed by a rival group and the f.s.a. feel they could soon be fighting on two fronts but when we use the phrase opposition exactly who are we talking about well the coalition alone is made up of at least eleven different groups including the muslim brotherhood who have recently called on the u.s. and the e.u. to send arms in the battle with assad while only offering loose guarantees they won't fall into extremist hands there's also the coalition of secular and democratic syrians the syrian democratic people's party supreme council of the syrian revolution and so it goes on the disparate nature of the syrian opposition combined with the presence of islamic extremists means any nation looking to support the rebels are walking a continual tight rope with very few guarantees that any military support won't backfire and actually encourage the one thing that trying to fight elsewhere.
meanwhile president obama's plans to send arms to the forces fighting the outside government were condemned by lawmakers in the united states senator rand paul claims that the white house is playing a dangerous game of double standards over syria. as we continue to aid in armed despotic regimes in egypt we were also about to send weapons to islamic rebels in syria this is problematic on multiple levels the assad regime is no friend of freedom or the united states but this does not mean that the enemy of our enemy is our friend there are currently seventeen different rebel groups in syria including the largest group of al nusra al nusra fighters are radical anti-american geodes and they're affiliated with al-qaeda but your politicians in washington are eager to send weapons they promised oh these weapons won't get into the hands of
the enemy i don't believe it does anyone believe that how can we ask our brave young men and women to fight against al qaeda in some countries and with al qaeda in other countries. outside of michael discusses the situation in syria and the fate of the civilians trapped between fighting find a five star john home for the international rescue committee at the shows coming away at six thirty pm g.m.t. but here's a quick look. most of the casualties we're talking about around one hundred thousand smokers of the casualties have been civilians and very many of them it's very hard to say how many have been killed by the government to solve fighting the war by shelling and bombing civilian towns but i don't want to oversimplify it but in legal terms combat combatants can be purposefully targeted and killed while the government has the responsibility and all the sides actually have responsibility to
protect civilians as much as possible so why do we have all these leaders president obama prime minister cameron and others. calling rabble savelli and i think that truly not only misrepresents the conflict but that actually undermines the already fragile security that could be afforded to civilians of course it's not legitimate for rebels to use civilians to hide in and to use them as human shields it's also contrary to international humanitarian law. greece is set to receive a further two point five billion euro bailout from european lenders now the money should keep the country afloat until the next round of debt relief talks planned for the end of next year but a verb to get this cash athens has had to agree to thousands of public scepter job
cuts and of course this is not the first time that greece has pressed on with the cuts demanded by its international creditors now the world financial crisis had caught the country with less than ten percent of its workforce employed but five years of biting austerity measures devastated the jobs market and now more than a quarter of the population are out of work and the latest finance minister ministries data shows that almost twenty three percent there live below the poverty line and all that has forced people to seek better luck elsewhere now according to one report one hundred twenty thousand young scientists have left the country since twenty ten or has more on the greek brain drain. fortis has a master's degree in engineering management gotten in the u.s. and hoped it would help him find a job in greece but for months now this logistics mastermind hasn't been able to find a use for his skills he says business is are simply afraid of hiring new staff because there is all these unstability they don't know what will happen in the two or three
months later so there is zero investment going on in the market highly educated people are unable to find work are becoming as common pleas here as strategies in a greek salad officially two out of three grads in greece are now unemployed it's not only about graduates most of all can find a decent job even of a master's degree have also decided to stay in science often forever as well leading to an academic deadlock that so far even the brightest minds haven't been able to crack because of the latest star city measures by greece's creditors the so-called troika around seven hundred fifty scholars all ph d. holders elected to serve as faculty members of the national academy can't be officially appointed to their ports stuck in unpaid limbo they're also unable to use existing research facilities even if they are willing to do so for free but that just finished their ph d.'s and want to give things to education and to thirty
veltman of the country cannot have it just held hostage just waiting for their plan when they don't have money they are looking for other jobs to survive according to a recent study by the university of the us alone and over one hundred twenty thousand professionals including scientists have left greece since two thousand and ten and as the troika continues pressing athens with the new austerity measures in exchange for financial aid the potentially catastrophic brain drain the country is experiencing is either being unnoticed or deliberately ignored you go to school of athens greece. now as the unemployment unemployed do seek jobs further afield some european countries are turning to unconventional tactics to round up illegal immigrants not the u.k. government has launched a hard hitting ad campaign that critics say intimidates illegal immigrants to turn themselves in watch a report right here on our next hour. well rampant violence in
iraq this week has claimed at least forty two lives bombings and shootings have put the number of those killed in the during this month in july and over eight hundred dead making it one of the deadliest months this year john resupplied a lot of us from stop the war coalition weighs in on what he believes is behind the violence in order to occupy iraq western forces british and american. talk to the policy of people i didn't rule. a major sectarian conflict where there wasn't one before they created. al-qaeda in iraq where there was no al qaida before so i think the country is upright for the most enormous strains as a result of the war the truth of the matter is it's a terrifically weak government it's a product in the middle between people who are sympathetic to. position in the region and those. dependent on washington it's a state that's been left in
a catastrophic weak position by the occupation which the current developments in the in the middle east for a weakening still more time for a brief world update we begin in libya where more than a thousand inmates have escaped from a prison near benghazi the massive jailbreak happened as the facility was attacked from the outside now eighteen of the inmates who escaped were later arrested. and in the somali capital mogadishu a bomber has planted explosives in that vehicle into the gates of the turkish embassy three people including the suspected attacker have been killed two more wounded the radical islamist movement al shabaab has claimed responsibility for the assaults the group explain the attacks thanks mark it's important the somali government wants to stop the establishment of serie a lot of street. scene demonstrators have been arrested in peru's capital for taking part in anti-government protests brive police use tear gas and the tongs to disperse the crowd it was the fourth mass demonstration in
a month many crew fans are upset with the government policies than education reforms. well up next it's the story of those who lost everything in the two thousand and eight financial crisis including their homes. boy oh boy there are a lot of conspiracy theories out there for a mysterious extra planets trip killian creatures living among us but there also may conspiracy theories that are very plausible and some that are well actually true one that i've heard for a long time is that they are specifically trying to fool the police with dimwits to abuse the american people which is silly right right according to a.b.c. news the discrimination lawsuit revealed that robert jordan was denied the chance to become a new london police officer because he was too smart his entrance exam score was
a thirty three which is an i.q. of one hundred twenty five and it was just too high to allow him to defend the public good their police department only accepts candidates who have scores from twenty to twenty seven the logic is that people who are too smart get bored as policeman and they're more likely to quit after years of costly training. yeah this is proof of a conspiracy theory well the lowest scores. they accept is still around average i.q. so that doesn't mean they're specifically trying to fill the place with sub par people but it does seem really weird to fear people with high i.q.'s entering the police force this case that the confirms nor denies the conspiracy theory but is definitely food for thought and the kind of not make sense to discriminate against anyone ever for having a high i.q. i don't know but that's just my opinion.